Conophytum buysianum CR 1462 (Aasvoelkop)

After a number of years as a subspecies of C. reconditum, this has been resurrected to full species status by Young, Rodgerson and Hammer. It is a tiny plant (5cm pot in picture) that is somewhat reluctant to flower and is very difficult to grow; hence rarely available for sale. It seems to require more shade during the summer than many cono species.